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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 24 and 25

Dontchya just love how I'm doing this 2 days at a time every few days.  I'm getting this done, just kind of my way, right?!

Day 24 is where I live.  I live in a very remote, very tiny town in the very north of Canada.  The town is called Norman Wells, and it is pretty isolated.  There are no roads out in the summer, and only ice roads in the winter.  If you catch a show called "Ice Pilots NWT" you will see our town quite a bit, as they fly food and supplies to us several times a week.  We moved up here for my husband's work (he is with the RCMP) and have been here for a little over a year.  Having lived in the same city or very close to both of our families for our whole lives, this was a big move.  Especially with a 3 year old and a 1 year old.  We do miss home, but we're finding that being away from everything is also nice, we have a lot more time for our own little family, and life up here is very laid back.  I love living in the north, and can see why "they" say once people move north, a lot of times, they never move back home.

Here are some pics of where I live, it's quite beautiful!

The barge that brings food and supplies via the Mackenzie River in the summer

Up in the foothills overlooking our town and the other mountain range on the other side of the river.

Fog over one of the lakes that float planes use.

So, that is the town I live in and on to day 25....

my day in detail.  Hmmmm, as I said before, it's pretty laid back here, and the weekend days are our family days, as hubby works weekend nights.  So, today we got up around 8, watched a little tv, and had breakfast.  It was really cold and windy out, so playing in the yard was pretty much out.  We played some games, colored some pictures and basically just hung out in our jammies all morning.  I made lunch, put some laundry away and settled in to watch some tv - our PVR is my very best friend these days!  At 3, our beloved Saskatchewan Roughrider football team played.  If you're a Rider fan, you know that the world gets put on hold for a few hours during their games - unfortunately they lost today, so that was kind of a bummer.  I made pizza buns for supper and sent hubby off to work.  After giving the kids their baths and hanging out with them for a bit, they had their snack, and off to bed for them.  I did some cleaning up and am now writing this post, while watching my Saturday night Sex and The City marathon. 

I know, I know, it's riveting stuff, isn't it?  I do miss living in a place that has more going on, but at the same time, I love not having to have a schedule, and pretty much do what we want.  I keep telling myself that once the kids are old enough to be involved in 27 things when they are older, I'm really going to miss these days. 

Oh, and I took my turkey out to thaw for Monday - Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!!

Gobble Gobble!

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